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Keywords: portraits, art history, painting
Subject(s): Art
Grades 9 through 12
NETS-S Standard:
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Technology Operations and Concepts
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School: Hampshire Unit School, Hampshire, TN
Planned By: mary singer
Original Author: mary singer, Hampshire
TTW show a powerpoint on famous artists' self portraits (5 artist from different 'isms
TSW collaborate in groups to research with technology the distinct painting styles of the artists from the powerpoints: each grou
The groups will present their findings to the class through a video of powerpoint that they create as a group
Individual students will be told to take a selfie of themselves with their devices. The should take it as a portrait
The student will then be given there PBL assessment: They have the choice of selecting an artist that was presented by any group, and recreating the selvie as a portrait painted in the style of that artist.
We as a class will mat the portraits with credit lines an create a student portrait gallery that will by posted on the class blog and also exhibited in real time in the hallway at school.
Cross-Curriculum Ideas
history, english language arts
Follow-Up
The students will write a story based on an autobiography of their painting
Materials: Digital Cameras, Point and Shoot, Digital SLR, Printers, Flash/USB Drives, Art Tools, Inspiration, Clip Art, Worksheets, Screen Capture